As well as teaching practical skills to investigative journalists, the CIJ has a reputation as a laboratory for real innovation, incubating and supporting promising new experiments in investigative journalism. In our talks, events, and symposia too, we’re a nimble inter-disciplinary think-tank, teaching journalists how to think critically and opening out investigative journalism to draw in hackers, artists, thinkers, lawyers, experts and public intellectuals. In the era of ‘fake news’, we’re interested in the theory of investigative journalism as well as its practice  – not for its own sake or for academic purposes but to stimulate creative, courageous thinking about what investigative journalism has become and where we want it to go from here.

On the Ground and in the Ether

Chair: Chris Woods Founding Director, Airwars Panellists: Iona Craig Freelance reporter and founder of the Yemen Data Project Anand Gopal Journalist and author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes.

Forensic Journalism

Chair: James Harkin Director, The Centre for Investigative Journalism Panellists: Eyal Weizman Founding Director, Forensic Architecture Samaneh Moafi Research Fellow, Forensic Architecture Eliot Higgins Founder of Bellingcat

Protecting Stories

Chair: Sarah Giaziri Director, Frontline Freelance Register Panellists: Laurent Richard Founder, Forbidden Stories Pavla Holcova Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) May Jeong The Intercept

Source Code

Chair: Silkie Carlo Director, Big Brother Watch Panellists: Joseph Cox Technology journalist at Vice’s Motherboard Marie Gutbub Infosec Trainer and Nextcloud Fabio Natali Director, Reckon Digital

Winning the Trust of Sources – On and Offline

Chair: Stephen Grey Reuters Panellists: Ed Moloney Irish journalist and writer of A Secret History of the IRA, Voices From the Grave and Paisley – From Demagogue To Democrat? and co-producer of the documentaries Voices from the Grave and I Dolores Gabriella Coleman Anthropologist and author of Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of […]

#LOGANCIJ: Bhaskar Sunkara: The future of radical journalism

28 May at 6:30pm, Goldsmiths, University of London. Amid the closure of some traditional outlets and the fracturing of traditional boundaries between left and right, what is the future of radical journalism? How much can it borrow from the outrage-fuelled world of new media, and how far is it in danger of taking refuge in […]

#LOGANCIJ: Srećko Horvat: What should subversives do?

15 May at 6:30pm, Goldsmiths, University of London. Amid the rise of populism and surveillance apparatuses and the fragility of liberal democracies, what does it mean to be subversive in the contemporary era? Srećko Horvat, one of the most exciting new radical philosophers, comes to the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) to argue for the value […]

#CIJSummer – Book your ticket now

#CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2019 Where new tools meet traditional craft Thu 4 – Sat 6 July 2019 Professor Stuart Hall Building Goldsmiths, University of London